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Jerry's Pink Stuff Information & Instructions


Gold Leaf Water Base Size

Jerry’s Pink Stuff is a five-minute Gold Size for calligraphy and is ideal for small projects. It reaches tack in only five minutes after which you have about five minutes to apply gold leaf. It can be used with gold, silver, copper, imitation and variegated leaf.


Usage Overview


Base Material:
For calligraphy a 100% Rag Paper ensures that the size does not run. For icons, artwork and other small projects, the surface should be clean and free of dust and oil.


Application of Jerry’s Pink Stuff:
This size works especially well with a nib or a ruling pen, but a brush can also be used. Once applied, this size will set up in about 5 minutes depending on the humidity, temperature and thickness of the application. Once the size has set, you have about 5 minutes to apply the gold leaf. This product does not require breathing to activate it.


Transfer Leaf
Transfer gold is preferred as it is much easier to handle than loose leaf. After the size has set, place the gold leaf on the area where the size has been applied. Using your thumb, apply a small amount of pressure to the transfer paper backing and the gold leaf will adhere to the size. Then peel off the transfer paper off and clean up if needed.


Loose Leaf
If you do not have transfer leaf, use a Gilders Tip to pick up the loose gold leaf carefully lay it on the item being gilded. From the gold leaf books, remove a sheet of the tissue paper that separates the leaves. Place the tissue paper on the back of the gold leaf, and use your thumb to gently apply pressure on the tissue paper, rubbing and pushing the gold leaf down into the size.


Clean up brushes and tools with warm soap and water.


Store in a dry, cool area, away from UV light and direct sunlight. Keep the containers tightly closed and avoid frost and heat. Depending on storage conditions, shelf life of unused products up to10 years.





Jerry’s Pink Stuff is not toxic, but it should not be ingested. Wear eye protection.


The conditions, methods of handling and use of this product are beyond our control and may be beyond our knowledge.  For this reason, we do not assume responsibility and expressly disclaim liability for loss, damage or expenses arising out of or in any way connected to the handling, storage, use or disposal of this product.